Terry McDermott Author Event


Terry McDermott

Author of Off Speed

Tuesday, May 16th at 7pm

For fans of Shoeless Joe (Field of Dreams), and R. A. Dickey’s Wherever I Wind Up,  This title is a wonderfully informative, exuberant, and entertaining book--part sports history, part personal history--that explores America's romance with baseball through one "perfect game" and the drama of pitching.

 In Off Speed, Terry McDermott weaves the fascinating story of baseball's 150-year hunt for the perfect pitch. Using the framework of a single game (9 chapters, 9 innings, 9 pitches), he explores the history of every type of pitch, combining the folk wisdom of the players with the enormous wealth of new data brought to the sport by the growing legion of statisticians who are transforming many of the sport's once sacred beliefs. As a lifelong baseball fan, McDermott approaches his subject with the love every fan brings to the park plus the expertise of an investigative journalist, exploring with irrepressible enthusiasm and curiosity both the technical side and the romance of the game.

 Terry McDermott is a former national reporter for the Los Angeles Times and the author of three previous books: The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (coauthored with Josh Meyer); 101 Theory Drive: The Discovery of Memory; and Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers--Who They Were, Why They Did It.

Here is a link to an excellent writeup in The Easy Reader.

Terry is from Manhattan Beach and is no stranger to {pages}.  We are excited about his new book and May 16th is the release date of the book.  Help him celebrate his new work!  RSVPs are appreciated.  Call 310-318-0900 or email info@pagesabookstore.com.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
904 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Off Speed: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307379429
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pantheon Books - May 16th, 2017

Longlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing

The lively and fascinating story of baseball's 150-year hunt for the perfect pitch